Practical Action is an international organization, with headquarters in the UK and funded in 1965, contributing to the sustainable development of most vulnerable populations, through research, application and dissemination of appropriate technologies. It has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
REGATTA´s objective is to strengthen capacity and knowledge sharing of climate change technologies and experiences for adaptation and mitigation in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its design and development is aligned with the international climate change negotiations in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), after the Cancun Agreements at COP16, which established a Technology Mechanism.
In this sense, REGATTA pilots the establishment of a regional network of technology centres to support Latin American and Caribbean countries in meeting their technology requirements for low carbon and climate resilient development. This regional Network aims to contribute to the implementation of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN, for its acronym in English) in the region.
EbA Southaims to assist vulnerable communities in Africa and Asia-Pacific to adapt to the impacts of climate change, by improving their capacity to plan, implement, finance, research and legislate in support of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA). EbA Southis funded through the GEF, implemented by UNEP and executed by the National Development and Reform Commission of China (NDRC) through the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS). The project is considered a “first mover” in catalyzing global and regional collaboration on EBA under the GEF guidelines, in particular within the framework of South-South Cooperation.